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    3 hrs 20 mins

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    Derf's Note:

    Company stew but the family loves it too, like all stews it is even better the next day, can be refrigerated and reheated. Serve with a light salad and soft rolls to sop up the gravy.

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    1. 1
      Dredge beef in flour, seasoned with your favorite seasonings.
    2. 2
      Heat large Dutch oven (cast iron is best).
    3. 3
      Whisk together olive oil and dry mustard, add to heated Dutch oven.
    4. 4
      Add Spanish onion and caramelize.
    5. 5
      Add dredged beef, brown on all sides.
    6. 6
      Add garlic, brown, being careful not to burn.
    7. 7
      Add wine, deglaze the pot and simmer 10 minutes.
    8. 8
      Add carrots, rutabaga, celery, mushrooms, cayenne, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish Salt to taste.
    9. 9
      Stir and simmer another 10 minutes.
    10. 10
      Add water and potatoes.
    11. 11
      Stir and bring back to simmer.
    12. 12
      Preheat oven to 300°F.
    13. 13
      Cover tightly and slow simmer until potatoes are fork tender, about 2 hours.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 29, 2002


      I made this on the weekend and we loved it. hubby and I are big stew fans and this one rated right up there! I used red wine as I did not have Port wine on hand and it turned out great! I was a little apprehensive about the horseradish, but wow did it make a great difference! Thanks Dorothy!

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    • on March 13, 2005


      I loved the consistency of this beef stew - not too "soupy". I added one package of sundried tomatoes which worked very well with the other flavors. Thanks, Derf!

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    Nutritional Facts for Best Beef Stew

    Serving Size: 1 (533 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 793.4
    Calories from Fat 225
    Total Fat 25.0 g
    Saturated Fat 6.8 g
    Cholesterol 82.9 mg
    Sodium 657.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 81.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 10.5 g
    Sugars 24.8 g
    Protein 32.6 g

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